Law and Order
"On Fire"
CI, Episode 5.21
Production number: 05021
First aired: 7 May 2006
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Teleplay By
Diana Son

Story By
Diana Son & René Balcer

Directed By
Frank Prinzi


Goren and Eames search for motives in a string of church fires that have left one person dead; Capt. Deakins' future with the NYPD becomes very uncertain.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast


  • Illinois
  • IAB
  • St. Louis, Missouri


Charlie Taylor: I clean exhaust fans. Woo hoo!

Charlie Taylor: Woo-hoo! Look at that!
Robert Goren: You like car races?
Charlie Taylor: Oh yeah! I got a need for speed! I'm– not that I break the law any more, officer. I got plenty enough tickets to last me a lifetime, but no DUI's. I don't drink. I got an allergy.

Robert Goren: Your job. You're always climbing around in those vents, that's dangerous, huh?
Charlie Taylor: It's fun!
Robert Goren: Dangerous and fun.
Alexandra Eames: Woo hoo.

Robert Goren: Jealous of you, so he decided to make you jealous of him.
Regina Reid: What? What are you people thinking? You're sick. You're sick!
Alexandra Eames: So we're sick. She's still pushing his buttons 20 years after victimizing him.

Background information and notes

  • Throughout the episode, Capt. Deakins is being grilled by the Internal Affairs Bureau over Det. Logan's actions in "To the Bone". The episode ends with him announcing his resignation, after which point he is replaced by Capt. Danny Ross.
  • This would be the last episode to have the original cast consisting of Detectives Goren, Eames, Captain Deakins, and ADA Carver.

Episode scene cards

1 2 3

Clermont Church
of the Gospels
Brooklyn, New York
Wednesday, April 26

Office of Reverend Pool
Saint Gerald's Church
Brooklyn, New York
Thursday, April 27

Home of
Justin & Noreen Reid
Brooklyn, New York
Monday, May 1

4 5 6

Home of
Terry & Regina Reid
Brooklyn, New York
Tuesday, May 2

Home of
Glynn Reid & Charlie Taylor
Brooklyn, New York
Thursday, May 4

Office of the Patrol
Borough Commander
Brooklyn, New York
Friday, May 5


Sing Sing Prison
Ossining, New York
Monday, May 8

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"To the Bone"
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